Mydans, Carl 1907-

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Photojournalist for the Farm Security Administration and staff photographer for LIFE magazine. Covered World War II and the Korean War.

From the description of Carl Mydans photographs, 1935-1968. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 503571049

Photographer, associated with the Farm Security Administration; b. May 20, 1907, Boston, Mass.; d. August 16, 2004, Larchmont, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Carl Mydans, 1964 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398318

From the description of Carl Mydans interview, 1964 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220195230

Carl Mydans (1907-2004) was a photographer, associated with the Farm Security Administration.

From the description of Oral history interview with Carl Mydans, 1964 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 657040432

American photojournalist, 1907-2004, Mydans joined LIFE magazine at its start in 1936 as a staff photographer. In 1939, he and his wife, LIFE researcher Shelley Smith, were sent overseas to cover the war. They were captured and kept as prisoners of war for nearly two years, first in Japan and later in China. In addition to what have become classic images of World War II, Mydans was the only reporter on the scene of the 1948 earthquake in Fukui, Japan. He also covered the Korean War. The collection includes portraits of politicians, literary figures, and common people.

From the description of Carl Mydans estate photography collection, 1935-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864000

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referencedIn Mydans, Carl, 1907- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Wilkinson, Theodore Stark, 1888-1946. Theodore Stark Wilkinson papers, 1893-1962 (bulk 1920-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans estate photography collection, 1935-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Oral history interview with Carl Mydans, 1964 Apr. 29. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kevles, Barbara L. Barbara L. Kevles: Gordon Parks archives, ca. 1976-2001. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans photographs, 1935-1968. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs, 1935-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Oral history interview with Carl Mydans, 1964 Apr. 29. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans papers, ca. 1939-2005. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-. Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein, 1964 May 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. Oral history interview with Roy Emerson Stryker, 1963-1965 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans interview, 1964 Apr. 29. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Mydans, Carl : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mydans, Carl. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Archive of Documentary Arts (Duke University) corporateBody
associatedWith Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975 person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 person
associatedWith De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975 person
associatedWith Doud, Richard Keith person
associatedWith Gable, Clark, 1901-1960 person
associatedWith Gandhi, Indira, 1917-1984 person
associatedWith Kevles, Barbara L. person
associatedWith Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971 person
associatedWith Lombard, Carole, 1908-1942 person
associatedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 person
associatedWith Minami, person
associatedWith Mossadegh, Mohammed person
associatedWith Mydans, Shelley Smith person
associatedWith Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 person
associatedWith Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964 person
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 person
associatedWith Rothstein, Arthur, 1915- person
associatedWith Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilkinson, Theodore Stark, 1888-1946. person
associatedWith Zhou, Enlai, 1898-1976 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Philippines
United States
United States
Fukui-han (Japan)
Shanghai (China)
Manila (Philippines)
Freer (Tex.)
United States
United States
United States
Subject
War photography
Korean War, 1950-1953--Photography
Sino--Japanese Conflict, 1931-1933
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Collaborationists
Photographers--Interviews
Migrant agricultural laborers--1930-1940
Ranches--Photography
Photojournalism
Photography, Artistic
Documentary photography
War correspondents--Photographs
Illustrated periodicals
World War, 1939-1945--Photography
Occupation
Photographers
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Birth 1907

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